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Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant's painting, "Antigone at the Bedside of Polynice"
BASC10101 Autumn

Basic Program Year One: Autumn Basic Program Year One: Autumn

Since 1946, the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults has engaged lifelong learners in reading, discussing, and building community around the foundational texts of literature, philosophy, and...

A picture of Rubenstein Forum
GSYM10001 Autumn

Graham Symposium 2022 Graham Symposium 2022

Join us on October 16th for a daylong Symposium at the David Rubenstein Forum in Hyde Park to explore the liberal arts, to build community with fellow learners, and to celebrate the 130th anniversary...

On the left: Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian. On the right: Jose Saramago’s The History of the Siege of Lisbon.
BASC70165 Autumn

History Two Ways: Yourcenar and Saramago History Two Ways: Yourcenar and Saramago

An emperor makes history. A proofreader invents it. Who has more freedom? Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian (1951) and Jose Saramago’s The History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989) pose old...

Greek ruins
HUAS48038 Autumn

Homer, Iliad Books 21-23 Homer, Iliad Books 21-23

The sixth and final year of our Iliad seminar picks up in media res with Achilles’ battle against the river god, Scamander, before moving to his final showdown with Hector and the elaborate funeral...

Closeup of two hands on the pages of an open book.
BASC70059 Summer | Autumn | Winter | Spring

How to Read Classic Texts How to Read Classic Texts

Looking to read deeper? Close reading—zeroing in on a text’s words, sentences, and syntax—has the power to transform a text and reveal new meaning. In this introductory-level course, learners will tap...

People writing and talking around a table
WRIT52118 Summer | Winter | Autumn

Jumpstart: Dynamic Dialogue Jumpstart: Dynamic Dialogue

Make your dialogue work for you. Through a combination of discussion, in class writing, lecture, short readings and exercises, this session will give you the basic tools you need to use dialogue, as...

Proust and The Prisoner
BASC70161 Autumn

Proust: The Prisoner Proust: The Prisoner

The Prisoner is the fifth volume in Proust's novel, In Search of Lost Time. Albertine is the prisoner named in the title, and readers of the earlier volumes will guess easily who her jailer is! Join...

A picture of Seyyed Hossein Nasr next to his book, Man and Nature
HUAS29700 Autumn | Winter

Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Man and Nature: Classic of Islam and Environmental Ethics Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Man and Nature: Classic of Islam and Environmental Ethics

In 1968, Seyyed H. Nasr delivered an eminent series of lectures at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Nasr is a scientist, historian of science, philosopher, and Sufi spiritual thinker...

A bust of Beethoven
HUAS78037 Autumn

The Heroic Beethoven and the Birth of Musical Romanticism The Heroic Beethoven and the Birth of Musical Romanticism

Beethoven's middle period works (the heroic Beethoven) comprise the single most influential repertory in the history of Western music. The "Eroica" symphony, the mighty Fifth, the "Emperor" piano...

The city of Jerusalem viewed from Mount Scopus.
BASC70170 Autumn

The Holy Land Through the Ages I: Prehistory to the Roman Empire The Holy Land Through the Ages I: Prehistory to the Roman Empire

This three quarter series is a study of the historical geography of the land of the Bible from prehistory to the establishment of the modern State of Israel and the conflict over the Palestinian...